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Jowers Cards Low Round of the Day, Propels Men's Golf to Second at Ivy League Championship

Championship Central | Round 2 Results | Round 3 Tee Times

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Columbia sophomore Brandon Jowers carded the low round of the day as the only golfer to post a sub-par round, 69, to propel the Lions into second place on day two of the Ivy League Championship.

After a first round third-place showing at the par-70, 6,908-yard Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mill, Md., Columbia finished round two with a 293 score, just two strokes behind first place Yale (291). The strong outing gave the Lions a two-day score of 594 to tie with Penn, while remaining in striking distance of the Bulldogs (592).

Jowers skyrocketed from 22nd place to a tie for fifth after a solid performance in round two. After bogeying hole two, Jowers bounced back with a birdie on hole five, to go with seven pars to finish the front nine with a 35. He then dominated the back nine with all pars and one birdie on hole 13 to remain two-under par, 69, the lowest score of the day.

First-year Harrison Shih also had a strong performance, getting off to a great start in round two with a birdie on the first hole. Shih was just one-over part through the front nine and added another birdie on hole 13 before double-bogeying the final  hole to finish just three over par 35-37—73, sitting in a tie for 10th.

Michael Yu also closed out the first two rounds in a tie for 10th place after carding a 38-37—75 on Saturday. Ford Fischer closed out the second day of action with six over par at 39-37—76 to sit in a tie at 14th place. Andrew Kim rounded out day two for Columbia by also carding a 39-37—76, moving into 28th overall.

The Lions are back in action tomorrow for the final day of the tournament set to begin at 8 a.m. Columbia's first golfer, Kim,  will tee off at 8:45 a.m. and his teammates will follow in nine-minute intervals.

Team Leaderboard
1. Yale, 592 (+32)
T2. Columbia, 594 (+34)
T2. Penn, 594 (+34)
4. Princeton, 595 (+35)
5. Dartmouth, 596 (+36)
6. Harvard, 605 (+45)
7. Cornell, 613 (+53)
8. Brown, 622 (+62)

Individual Leaderboard
1. Max Marsico, Penn (+2, 68-74)
T2. Sam Bernstein, Yale (+3, 71-72)
T2. Greg Jarmas, Princeton (+3, 71-72)
4. Un Cho, Harvard (+5, 73-72)
T5. Brandon Jowers, Columbia (+6, 77-69)
T5. James Pleat, Dartmouth (+6, 73-73)
T7. Charlie Edler, Penn (+7, 76-71)
T7. P.J. Fielding, Penn (+7, 71-76)
9. Joe Willis, Yale (+9, 78-70)
T10. Bernie D'Amato, Princeton (+9, 75-74)
T10. Quinn Prchal, Princeton (+9, 78-71)
T10. Harrison Shih, Columbia (+9, 76-73)
T10. Michael Yiu, Columbia (+9, 74-95)

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